Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Neutral Purple Look

Just a neutral look I did for a bridal shower this weekend. I don't know if it's my camera or what but I can't get neutrals to really show up well on film. It really does make me sad. this look was more rich in person but still very neutral. And it was all done using my new Coastal Scents 88 warm neutral palette! The picture of the palette on their website really doesn't give a good color reference--especially the colors on the far left which are some really pretty steel blues, greens, and greys that I can't wait to use. If you are new to makeup, I would highly recommend this palette because the looks are endless and very wearable. And the payoff is really good too, especially for the price ($24.95)!

What I used.....
*all Mac unless noted*
NC45 Studio Tech foundation (brush was sprayed with Fix+ prior)
NC45 liquid concealer
Slave to Love blush

88 warm palette
-9th column; second from the bottom for the lid
-10th column; 5th from the bottom blended up from crease
-7th column; 6th from the bottom for highlighter
-last column; 3rd from the bottom for outer V
Mac equivalents: Trax, Wedge, Brule, Embark, Seedy Pearl

NYX Toast l/l
NYX Lala l/s
Frozen Dream l/g

Monday, July 13, 2009


ok so you know I just hauled at and bought a ton of NYX stuff thinking I got a fiyah deal. Well I was doing some reading over the weekend and realized the REAL deal is on . She has the same NYX palette in my look below for $7!!! you know I feel like crying right now, right.... She also has the NYX round lippies for $1 and 25 freakin' cents!!! i got mine for $1.90 each *sobbing*

Anywho, just thought I'd pass on the info. I know we're all looking for a way to save a buck on our addictions these days.

have a good day!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

NYX Blue Grey LOTN

ok so I hauled AGAIN last week after my Coastal Scents order *hangs head in shame*. I have a real problem ya'll. I'm sick!! I will never in 10 lifetimes ever be able to use all the makeup I own. NEVER! But yet I keep buying more. If i watch another youtube video with a 'fabulous haul', i'm just going to click the little X and log off for the night so i dont get tempted.
This most recent haul is TheIslandBeauty fault. She is super talented so check out her tuts. She posted a haul where the NYX round lipsticks were $1.90!!!!! HOW THE HELL WAS I SUPPOSED TO PASS THAT UP????????????? not possible.... Everything I used in this look totalled $13! (not counting foundation/base)
Anywho, I'll do a haul video on that order in a few but in the meantime, here's a look I did using some of the things i got. Products listed at the end


What I Used:
REvlon Colorstay in Caramel
Mac NC45 concealer
MSF in medium
MSF in deep dark
NYX Cinnamon blush---a must have! it gives a nice warmth to the look. it's a bit intimidating in the pan's hot orange but goes on sheer if applied with a stippling brush.
NYX Supermodel palette (pic above)
Red Cherry lashes
NYX Toast l/l
NYX Hermes l/s